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NBC
Sep 10, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. eating or personal grooming or talking on the cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> on the training course, police use reporters to drive it home. to simulate the impact distraction can have on driving, i set out on a course that might recreate a small residential street or parking lot. the officer was shotgun. it wasn't long before the first text arrived. >> if you just read to it me out loud. >> it says, got it. next distraction, a call tame my passenger is giving directions. >> hi. it's julie. >> head straight down the straightaway. >> yeah. >> we're almost -- >> okay. i'm sorry? >> we're almost at a complete stop. >> the trouble is i'm supposed to be going 25. last challenge? reading directions to a caller while navigating cones. i almost made it. the officers say the kind of driving i just did is exactly what they will be watching for. they see a car that is braking for no apparent reason, they're going to get up and look and see what that driver is doing. if they're doing something that is causing them to be distracted, they will stop and ticke
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, tail by tail. >> they groom them. they clean up after them r it is nice to have an animal in the classroom. a lot of them don't have pe. it just allows them to have a -- >> reporter: the teachers here say dogs like cruiser help the kids with much more than just reading. >> you ask anyone who haseen around these dogs. they seem to pick out the kids that need them that day. they don question it. they just let it happen. >> they love them no matter what. if they have a bad day or you've done something you shouldn't do. you can always talk to the dog. the dog wo't judge you. still love you. they need some connection. >> reporter: in these classroom, there is no suc thing as-stick your nose where it doesn't belong. sometime all you need is love and support and someone to lend a friendly paw to make it through t day. >> man's best friend becomes one of man's best teacher's aides. the children also read aloud to the dogs. absenteeism is dwn where those classroom where the dogs are. >> be sure to watch our education nation reports all next week on news4 at 5:00 and "nbc nightly ne
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